Katy Perry and
Legolas Orlando Bloom are together again, and they’re an even hotter couple than Gollum and his ring (you’re welcome). The newly engaged couple has been through a LOT since they got together in early 2016—namely, a nude photo scandal and cheating allegations involving Selena Gomez. So let’s take a look back on the biggest moments in their relationship, shall we?
January 10, 2016
Katy and Orlando reportedly flirt up a storm at the 2016 Golden Globes after-party, where sources say they were “whispering to each other.” For those of you who are all “pics or it didn’t happen,” here ya go:
January 25, 2016
Katy and Orlando are featured in a photo shared by James Lecesne, the star of The Absolute Brightness of Leonard Pelkey. Ummm, date night, anyone?
February 13, 2016
Katy and Orlando kiss at an Adele concert! AHHHH!
February 29, 2016
Katy and Orlando hold hands on vacation in Hawaii. Double AHHHHH! “They looked very loved up and really into each other,” a source tells ET. “They were comfortable letting everyone see them as a couple—lots of PDA and hand holding.”
May 2, 2016
Orlando and Katy show up to the Met Gala wearing matching white Tamagotchis. You know, Tamagotchis? The tiny keychains/video games where you keep a digital pet alive? It’s called fashion, lewk it up.
May 10, 2016
TMZ publishes photos of what appears to be (but isn’t!) Orlando and Selena Gomez kissing at an after-party in Las Vegas.
May 12, 2016
Katy responds to the pics of Selena and Orlando allegedly kissing and basically confirms that it’s no bigs at all.
January 15, 2017
Katy throws Orlando a surprise 40th birthday party in Palm Springs! Everyone wears Orlando Bloom–themed onesies and Katy flies his mom in for the occasion! Cute.
February 28, 2017
Katy and Orlando officially split up, with their reps issuing a joint statement to People: “Before rumours or falsifications get out of hand, we can confirm that Orlando and Katy are taking respectful, loving space at this time.”
March 2, 2017
Katy preemptively shuts down speculation that she and Orlando aren’t getting along with one all-caps tweet:
March 29, 2018
Katy and Orlando waltz around Tokyo dressed up as Mario and Luigi. We have lots of questions and zero answers.
March 29, 2018
Katy falls headfirst into a blatant Orlando Bloom thirst trap. Basically, he posts this shirtless pic, which, LOLOLOLOL:
And then Katy writes this in the comments:
April 28, 2018
Katy and Orlando casually hang at the Vatican...with the pope. THE FREAKIN’ POPE.
May 21, 2018
Katy reveals that she is not, in fact, single—pretty much confirming that she and Orlando are back together. The moment goes down during a conversation with Bachelorette star Becca Kufrin on the season finale of American Idol, when Katy muses, “I’m not single, but I still like you.”
June 1, 2018
Katy attempts to slide into Orlando’s DMs to write “I need a season pass for that ass” and fails spectacularly. Instead, she hits up the comments section, letting everyone know in the most public way possible that they’re very much together.
September 26, 2018
Katy and Orlando make their red carpet debut at the Gala for the Global Ocean, where Orlando received an award for being a Good Samaritan. Oh, and they stood like this the whole time:
February 14, 2019
Orlando makes the biggest, probably most predictable gesture on Valentine’s Day and proposes to Katy. The ring looks very on-brand with the holiday and has a giant ruby surrounded by a bunch of diamonds, making the shape of a flower. Katy posted a pic of the moment to Instagram, and she looks like she’s legit tearing up. So adorable.
Welp, that brings us up to date! This timeline will be updated as Katy and Orlando continue to make more public memories.